Sasha Banks made her return to television on Friday Night SmackDown this week, her first appearance since Bayley turned on her. We were promised an interview where she would both update her injury status and respond to Bayley’s scathing remarks.
Regarding her injuries:
“I’m still here, ain’t I?”
“She was using me and now I’m just useless to her. I heard every single word Bayley said last week, and I can’t help but be filled with emotion as I sit here at the Performance Center, a place that we built, a place that we trained every single day together, talking about our dreams, talking about our goals, talking about what we wanted to do together.
“We used to walk these halls just to talk about everything that we have achieved now. This whole summer, here at the Performance Center, we showed the world and we told the world that we were going to take over the whole damn company together. Now when I walk these halls, when I go to the locker room, when I see all these girls that come here now, it’s because we did that together. All these rooms, all our pictures, all our posters, all our accomplishments, all our accolades, we did all that together. If these walls could talk, they could tell you…
“I came here this week to answer your questions. You want to say that I think you’re some type of idiot, that I think you’re naive. Bayley, I know that you’re watching this and you’re damn straight, you are an idiot, you are naive. Because you are nothing without me. You’re nothing without me.
“So since I’m useless to you now, one day I’m going to take the one thing that you love — your SmackDown women’s championship.”
Naturally, Bayley attacked just after this and we inch ever closer to the two actually wrestling a match against each other. First, Bayley has to defend the SmackDown women’s championship against Nikki Cross at Clash of Champions later this month.
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